Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 28

21/07/2017 - 09:44
As the kids break up from school and begin their summer holidays, we've got a large helping of fascinating food facts to help keep them entertained.

Have you ever had an onboard meal while flying and thought it just doesn’t taste right? Well, you would be right?. When in the air your senses are significantly affected: at cruising altitude humidity is less than most desserts, drying our noses and making it harder to smell and taste. The low air pressure numbs taste buds making our perception of saltiness fall by up to 30% and sense of sweetness 20%. To counter this chefs introduce other flavours such as chilli and wasabi, although you might mot recognise them

In 2007 the stage at Glastonbury was stormed by Wispa fans in a bid to get the bar back on sale. It returned a year later

Did you know that Phoebe from TV series Friends drank the most coffee out of all the Friends gang. A super-fan re-watched all 236 episodes to monitor their coffee drinking habits and found that a total of 1,154 cups of coffee were drunk across the show’s ten year run. Phoebe drank the most with 227 and Rachel, who was a waitress in the café, only drank 138

In 2014, a British man rolled a Brussel sprout up Mount Snowdon (1,085m) with his nose for charity

Tasseomancy, the art of reading tea leaves to divine the future, is said to work as well for coffee grounds or wine sediment. If you try it, watch out for large clumps of leaves or patches of sediment as they spell trouble

Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things

Fair Trade Certified chocolate says that no forced abusive child labor is used, but Fair Trade chocolate only represents less than 1 percent of the $66 billion chocolate market

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